University of Notre Dame Summer AmeriCorps Position with the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Shakespeare Program in Notre Dame, Indiana

Position Information

Job Description

The RCLC Shakespeare Program offers a summer Shakespeare camp which includes academic enrichment, Shakespeare and theatre education, youth leadership training, hands-on creative activities, and field trips. It culminates with a performance of a Shakespeare play.

AmeriCorps Position Summary:

The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for helping to facilitate the RCLC summer Shakespeare program, as well as coordinating short term projects and events, including the final performance of a Shakespeare play and Shakescenes activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in coordination of Shakespeare program activities. This may include: working with RCLC staff to develop and implement curriculum, leading projects and activities with youth, making arrangements for rehearsals and performances, recruiting volunteers to assist, greeting children and parents at the beginning and end of the day, tracking attendance, and maintaining RCLC records as required.

  • Assist with implementation of Afternoon Summer Program. This may include: leading activities, gathering supplies and resources, communicating with parents, working with children individually as well as in groups, and preparing meals/snacks.

  • Document program activities through photographs and text, and submit information to the RCLC web site and Facebook page.

  • Attend orientation and training, as well as summer staff and team meetings at the RCLC.

AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas including education by building the capacity of community organizations. This position is a service position, rather than traditional “jobs.”

A minimum-time AmeriCorps member must complete 300 hours of service by the end of the summer. On completion of the 300 hours, the member will receive an education award.

Compensation for Minimum-Time members is as follows:

Living Allowance: $1000 for the summer. Education Award $1,222 on completion of 300 service hours.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien.

Reliable transportation is a plus.

Additional Qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Interest in education, working with at-risk youth, and community development.

  • Public speaking and the ability to teach/train others.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and some on-line systems.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Flexibility to work in a variety of settings.

  • Sensitivity, compassion, and listening skills required to work with a diverse audience including: RCLC staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, Notre Dame and community partners, RCLC participants (ranging in age from early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents, and families of youth participants.

Job Title: Summer AmeriCorps Position with the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Shakespeare Program

Department: Robinson Learning Center (24015)

Department Website:

Family / Sub-Family: No Eprism / Intern_No Eprism

Career Stream/Level: Other

Pay ID: Semi-Monthly

FLSA Status: S6 - PT Non-exempt Salaried

Job Category: Summer Employment

Job Type: Seasonal

Schedule: Days of Week & Hours: Monday through Friday. Daily hours may vary, and may include some evenings and 1-2 weekend days.

Schedule: Hours/Week: approx 25

Schedule: # of months: May-July

Job Posting Date (Campus): 02/22/2018

Job Posting Date (Public): 02/22/2018

Job Closing Date: 04/15/2018

Posting Type: Open To All Applicants

Posting Number: S18159

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